- Ph.D., Georgia State University, 1975
- M.A., Michigan State University, 1970
- B.A., State University of New York-Buffalo, 1969
Sandi Cohen joined the Curry School of Education faculty in 1975 as part of the Special Education Program after receiving her doctorate at Georgia State University. Having been one of the first special education resource teachers in the country, Sandi’s academic teaching focus has continued to be in the area of instructional procedures for students with mild disabilities. She has authored numerous articles, chapters, manuals, and books related to instructional strategies and has been the PI or Co-PI on seven funded grants. Since 1996, Sandi has been the Director of Teacher Education for the Curry School with responsibility for overseeing all initial licensure programs in the areas of elementary, secondary and special education. In this capacity, she has worked with local school divisions, off-grounds teacher education programs, and the Virginia DOE Teacher Education and Licensure unit. Her current responsibilities also include directing all teacher education accreditation and program approval activities for the Curry School.